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Westerly Vulcan pilothouse motor-sailer

Brief details

Builder

Westerly Marine, Waterlooville, Hampshire

The Westerly Vulcan is a powerful motor-sailer with a fully enclosed deck saloon with second internal steering position. The Vulcan was a radical departure for Westerly - and as it was clearly a very expensive boat to build, was probably never profitable.

LOA

34' 0"

Sail area

602 sq ft main and genoa

LWL

28' 5"

Rig

sloop

Beam

11' 9"

Cabins

2 plus saloon

Draught

4' 3" or 4' 9"

Berths

7

Displacement

15,571 lbs

Engine

Volvo diesel

Ballast

6,840 lbs

BHP

60

Keel type

Fin or bilge

The Westerly Vulcan was designed by Laurent Giles, and introduced at the 1980 London Boat Show. The design was aimed at producing an all-weather cruiser with a lot of living accommodation, and in that respect was very successful, although Vulcans were never the prettiest boat in Westerlys range.


Around 45 were built between 1980 and 1983/84. Vulcans were built with either iron fin keels with 4' 9" draught, or 4' 3" draught twin iron bilge keels.

 


The two sides of the "vee" in the forecabin are each about 78" long. Made into a double it is 74" fore and aft, and 78" wide at the aft end.

 

 

On the starboard side, opposite the heads, is a double cabin. Although the berth is 78" long, it is on the narrow side for a double at 42". The foot of the berth extends back under the interior steering position and starboard saloon settee

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Aft in the saloon is a step down to port with chart table with swing-out seat, and a single passage berth, opposite which is a truly enormous storage locker

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The storage locker under the cockpit, seen here with a portable generator lashed in place

 

 

 


The engine is under the saloon cabin sole, with very good access all round. The original engines were Volvo diesels of 45 or 60 hp: the photos at left and below show engine replacements, one with a modern 45 hp Lombardini diesel and the other with a larger 75 hp Volvo.

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